Episode Four: Getting back time: How this focus saves time in the long run.

Organizations know they waste time, but they probably don’t realize HOW and WHY they waste so much time, and poor communications is likely the root cause of most of the waste. Today, we discuss how to get back time in Episode 4!

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Today’s Guest: Tom McCoy, Executive Director, Employee Engagement Institute.

Today’s discussion guide:

1. Effective communication does save an organization valuable time.

2. “By wasting time, we don’t mean sitting around, twiddling our thumbs…”

3. Employees often want to put their best foot forward, but if they are confused or uncertain about how to move forward, they will cost the organization time.

4. Getting your employees to want to “pull this information!”

5. Aligning employee engagement with the organizational strategy is mission critical, and with poor communications, it becomes almost impossible…

6. “It all begins with creating an effective communications strategy…”

7. Get people the what they need to know, when they need to know it…

8. Information is one thing, attaining information that people can take meaningful action with is quite another…

9. “The gamification of technology…”

10. Communication is important at any time, but especially when the organization is going through massive change…

11. Most organizations are more worried about tasks and accomplishments than the actual people involved…

12. “You have to access information, yes, but more importantly, you have to ACT on information…”

13. How does management begin this process of message transformation?

14. “You don’t know if people are paying attention to you or not…” This is how you lose time…

15. It’s one thing to make information accessible, it’s quite another to get people to want to access it and do something meaningful with it…”

Today’s guest: Tom McCoy

Thomas J. McCoy is Executive Director of the Employee Engagement Institute.
Since 1978 he has been a thought leader in the field of compensation and employee engagement. He has developed incentive-driven, high performance cultures for corporations and private companies in the United States, Europe and South America.

He has been quoted in Newsweek, featured in the Wall Street Journal and nominated for SHRM’s Michael J. Losey award. He designed and taught a High Performance Workplace seminar at George Washington University and is a frequent conference speaker.